Indiana announces details for Hoosier Hysteria

  • 10/10/2012 4:03 pm in

Earlier this afternoon, Indiana announced details for this year’s Hoosier Hysteria, which will take place on Saturday, Oct. 20. Here’s the complete release from IU Athletics:

The Indiana University Athletics Department will hold its annual Hoosier Hysteria presented by Smithville on Saturday, October 20 in Assembly Hall. Sage Steele, a 1995 graduate of IU and a co-host of ESPN’s Sportscenter since 2007, will serve as emcee for the event which features the IU men’s and women’s basketball teams.

Admission is free and doors open at 4 p.m., and will remain so until Assembly Hall reaches capacity. The men’s and women’s teams will sign autographs from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. with fans allowed to have one item signed per player. The program will begin at 7 p.m. The varsity shop and concession stands also open at 4 p.m.

”Hoosier Hysteria will be an unbelievably exciting night and I strongly encourage our fans to come early because we will not be able to admit anyone after the capacity of Assembly Hall has been reached,” said IU Vice President and Director of Athletics Fred Glass.

The significance of Hoosier Hysteria for each team should ensure an unforgettable evening. First-year women’s coach Curt Miller will get his first opportunity to address Hoosier Nation in Assembly Hall and fifth-year men’s coach Tom Crean brings in a squad which is ranked #1 by several organizations and is coming off a Sweet Sixteen appearance last year. In addition, sophomore All-American Cody Zeller has been tabbed as the 2012-13 National Preseason Player of the Year by the Sporting News and and all five starters return from a team which finished 27-9.

Details of each team’s appearance are being finalized and will be released prior to the event. Though admission is free, fans are encouraged to bring a canned food item which benefits the Hoosier Hills Food Bank.

Tickets remain on sale for the general public for four Holiday Break men’s basketball games. Tickets are available for Ball State (Nov. 25), Mt. Saint Mary’s (Dec. 19), Florida Atlantic (Dec. 21), and Jacksonville, Dec. 28. The mini series prices for four games are $139 for main level seats and $60 for IU students. Single game prices for Ball State are $40 (main level), $26 (balcony) and $15 (IU student). For the other three games they are $33 (main level), $25 (balcony) and $15 (IU student). To order, visit the IU Athletics Ticket Office in Assembly Hall which will be open from 9 a.m. thru the event that day, call 1-866-IUSPORTS or visit

Women’s basketball season and single game tickets also are on sale with season tickets ranging from $153 (courtside), $51 (adult), $17 (youth and senior citizens).

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  • stroot

    This is a smart way of handling things. I wondered how they’d address the problem of ~15,000 fans waiting in two lines in front of Assembly Hall at 6:30, and this would definitely help. As an added bonus, now I’ll be able to get Taylor Wayer’s signature!

    I’m flying up from Houston, Texas specifically for Hoosier Hysteria, so I’ll be there early, with my traditional can of creamed corn in hand. Go Hoosiers!

  • HoosierTrav

    does anyone think 3:00 PM is too late?

  • jacobdetroy

    I’ll be there from Kansas City. Celebrating my 30th with 17,000 of my closest friends!

  • HoosierDadE

    Alex said Vonleh is going to NC States this friday (per is twitter account) but nothing about the week after

  • I said Pinson is going to NC State.

  • Does anybody know where the players are located at to sign? And can you bring in your own memorabilia to sign? Thank you this is going to be my first HH.

  • SCHoosier

    geez Coach Gottfried is becoming a REAL recruiting pain in the errr neck.

  • SCHoosier

    Can’t be there..but those of you who are..make sure we do those personal chants..B JA-AN-YA etc. Makes a hell of an impression so I’m told)

  • HoosierPat

    I will be getting there very early. Basketball season is right around the corner… Time to get excited people!!!

  • HoosierDadE

    Whoops, my bad Alex

  • Not accurate, as far as I know.

  • viper

    How can I watch this online. I will sell blood to watch it.

  • chumhoosier

    Anyone know if the autograph session will be more organized than last years?

  • dtfreed

    I think at least one will commit that night/day, and if so it will trigger more in the next 10-15 days

  • Were you able to get any autograph? I’m just trying to figure out if it’s worth trying to get any.


    Correct me if I’m wrong Alex, but it’s my understanding that Vonleh will not be there and if he was to be there it would have to be as an unofficial and on his own dime since he hasn’t taken & gotten his SAT score yet.

  • stroot

    Sell plasma. You can do it more frequently.

  • stroot

    In the past, they’ve put groups of them in different corners of AH, usually with 2-3 men’s players and 2-3 women’s players at each table. They tend to split up the “stars” so the lines for each table are nearly equally long.

    As far as memorabilia, you’re usually allowed to bring in items “within reason”. When they did this in 2007 (or was it ’06?), they’ve provided an 8.5×11″ IU sign which you can use to collect signatures.

  • stroot

    If you can arrive earlier, arrive earlier.

  • What can I bring in to AH to get signed

  • iudawg

    Coming to Indy that weekend for the Colts – Browns game. This might be worth a visit as well!!!!

  • Evansville Hoosier

    Will Beejay Anya be the guy to chant for there? or will Noah Vonleh be there?

  • JD

    DId they announce the details for an online broadcast? I’m all the way in Philly, and need to watch my HOOOOOOSIERS.

  • It will be shown online and next week I’ll let you know further details on the best way to sign up.

  • JD

    Ok, so it isn’t being broadcast live?

  • Yes, it will be shown live.

  • Lyles will definitely NOT be attending as IU has officially cut ties and withdrawn their scholarship offer to him….good riddance to the kid’s dad mostly. Sad, because Trey could be a great kid, but his dad is screwing all of this up for him.

  • Evansville Hoosier

    Ideal: Vonleh commits, then Hyron Edwards or JaQuan soon after… Honestly now that Vonleh is 2013, which high profile guys are we pursuing in 2014? Lyle, Pinson… Are we just hoping that a great season will put us in the good graces of a Cliff Alexander, a Tyus Jones, or D’Angelo Russell?

  • horse

    is there any place i can watch it from home like on the internet or something ?

  • bigred1

    is it going to be on the or other network? Televised on TV?